Upcoming 200hr GOKUL HATHA YOGA TTC
July & August 2022
with Madhuri Rasika Devi Dasi (Pradnya), Ketut Aryantha and Wayan Sudira at Shanti Toya Ashram
Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das
2 – 16 October 2022
with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das and Yogesvara Dasa (Juan) at Shanti Toya Ashram
TTC 200 hr with Mahayogi Gokulacandra das and Masley Yahya was an amazing adventure. The teachings that they gave was enlightening. To be able to get thought from teachers who understands the depth of yoga philosophy was a life changing experience. They not only thought how to teach to people, they thought us how to live our lives accordingly and enhance our spiritual journey. They gave us a chance and thought us the ways to look inside us to find the true spiritual happiness and I believe this is one of a great gift that anyone can get.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity.
My yoga practice is not going to be the same after this amazing experience, my heart and soul are involved now.
Thanks Gokul Yoga for sharing all your knowledge about Yoga life inside and outside.
Let’s the journey begins…
When I signed up for yoga teacher training I had no idea what to expect. I couldn’t have imagined in a million years it would be anything near to what I got. In just a few weeks I found my inner voice, an inner guide and a group of people who inspire me every day I feel beyond blessed, beyond grateful and beyond excited for what the future holds
Upcoming 200hr GOKUL HATHA Teacher Training Courses
April/May, July & August 2022 with Madhuri Rasika Devi Dasi (Pradnya), Ketut Aryantha and Wayan Sudira at Shanti Toya Ashram, Bali- Indonesia.
200-h Traditional Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Shanti Toya Ashram in Bali.
Travel to Bali for 200 hours YTTC in 2022
4 – 26 July 2022 (22 days course)
4 – 26 August 2022 (22 days course)
For current arrival regulations, please check Welcome Back to Bali website.
• 200 hr YTTC tuition with Yoga Alliance certification
• Book and manual
• 22 days stay at Shanti Toya Ashram
• 3 times vegan meals
• Pick up from the airport or other place in Bali at a similar distance
We offer 2 packages:
• TWIN SHARED (room shared with another person of the same sex, private bathroom, AC, 2 single beds, safe box)
– 1650 USD (JULY & AUGUST)
• SINGLE (double bed, private bathroom, AC, safe box, shared terrace)
– 1750 USD (JULY & AUGUST)
About Gokul Yoga
Gokul Yoga System was created by Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das as an attempt to continue an ancient tradition from Eastern India (Bengali) of Buddhi Yoga (Yoga system in between Jnana and Bhakti).
Its goal is to help the practitioner understand their own nature and answer the question “Who am I?”.
Based on 8 limbs of yoga of Patanjali and Krishna’s Bhagawad-Gita through the practice of Ashtanga yoga, Gokul Yoga System teaches us how to apply those principles in our daily life in relation to the Higher Power that is the Source of all existence.
Since 2012 Madhuri has been studying Gokul Yoga System with her lifelong Guru Mahayogi Gokulacandra das (Jani Jaatinen), the founder of Gokul Yoga. During all these years of learning, she had opportunities to deepen her experience as a professional yoga teacher by traveling all around the world. Together with her young brother Ary and her sister-in-law Kalina, she’s co creating Gokul Yoga Bali School. She’s also the founder of Shanti Toya Ashram, a retreat center for yoga, wellbeing and alternative healing.
Ketut Aryantha (Ary)
Ary was born into a Balinese healers family, and practiced yoga from a young age with his yogi sister – Pradnya and father. He graduated from the Tourism University, and 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud. Together with Pradnya and Kalina he is cocreating Gokul Yoga Bali school.
Ary teaches Gokul Hatha Yoga and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga.
Ary’s traditional approach to yoga makes people understand its roots and value. He encourages people to establish their own practice by giving them appropriate tools, wisdom and skills. His sense of humor makes the experience light.
Born in Tabanan, Bali, he first encountered Yoga on 2005. Then, after studying with Indonesian teachers, he started to teach in 2012 at Seger Oger, a social yoga community in Denpasar, Bali. He got an international certificate in 2014 after completing a 200h Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali and a Gokul Hatha 200h Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.
Yoga style: Hatha and Viniyasa Gentle Flow.
He is also Balinese priest, having a great knowledge about Yoga tradition and philosophy.
You will learn:
• Gokul Hatha Yoga (detailed alignment of 40 poses and the sequence)
• Vinyasa and Restorative/Slow Yoga
• Meditation & Pranayama
• Therapeutic Yoga/ for common ailments, inclusive of case studies
• Yoga Philosophy (Yogasutras and Bhagavad Gita)/Puja/Chanting/Mantra
• The Art of Touch (Assisting and Adjusting skills)
• Practical teaching skills/One on One teaching/Practicuum
• Holistic Yoga Anatomy
Schedule (4 – 26 July and 4 – 26 August 2022):
14:00 – CHECK IN AT SHANTI TOYA
18:00 – WELCOMING CEREMONY
7.00 – 8.30 – ASANA
8.30 – 9.00 – PRANAYAMA
9.00 –10.00 – BREAKFAST
10.00 – 12.00 – ALIGNMENT
12.00 – 13.00 – LUNCH
13.00 – 14.00 – SELF-STUDY
14.00 – 17.00 – PHILOSOPHY AND ANTARANGA SADHANA
17.00 – 18.30 – RESTORATIVE/SLOW YOGA
18.30 – 19.00 – KIRTAN
19.00 – 20.00 – DINNER
1 day free 🙂
6.00 – 8.00 – SELF PRACTICE ASSESSMENT
8.30 – 10.00 – BREAKFAST
10.30 – EXAMINATION
14.00 – 15.30 – LUNCH
16.00 – CERTIFICATION, CLOSING CEREMONY and DINNER
till 11:00 – CHECK OUTS
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the TTC at Shanti Toya Ashram, Bali
Gokul Yoga Bali holds RYS200 and RYS300 Yoga Alliance certificates. See the certificates here.
Requirements for the course
This course (Gokul Yoga Bahiranga Sadhana Teacher Training) is for everyone. It’s objective is to provide the participants with the necessary tools to begin Yoga practice under a set structure and a system legitimized by ancient tradition, as well as the tools to begin teaching/sharing Yoga straight after the course.
It is advised that you have at least a year of experience in practicing yoga, but if you’re motivated and feel physically/mentally ready for an intensive program, you’re welcome to join us.
If one is curious about Yoga practice and wishing to dive into the nature of a legitimate Yogic lineage, then this program will be an excellent opportunity to find answers to questions relevant to this subject matter. The emphasis and relevance of the Gokul Yoga TTC program revolve around cultivating a healthy study culture. A study culture inspired by ancient traditions focusing on the personal relationship between teacher, student, and peers. The entire Gokul Yoga system has been systematically developed so that every stage of the practitioner’s path becomes a steady foundation for the next stage. Without this progressive approach, the Sadhana will not become firmly grounded. And without a firmly grounded Sadhana, it is difficult to become a good yoga teacher.
Participants, both new and seasoned, will be presented with the opportunity to experience the benefits, as well as the demands and structure of a genuine Yoga system comprised of a holistic practice that extends well beyond the mat into day to day life.
Lineage and Tradition
1) Suddhadwaita Vadacharya Sree Bishnuswami
The oldest sampradayah. The philosophy is suddhadwaita.
Suddha-adwaita + Suddha-dwaita
Purified oneness and purified duality. They exist in pure form at the same time. (astik)
2) Suddhadwaita Vadacharya Sree Madhwa (Gaudiyah Sampradayah)
His philosophy is Tattva Vada (doctrine of the truth) that everything is ultimately the truth whether it is prakrti or purusa. To see that everything is real and everything is part of the truth. Things maybe temporary but it is not an illusion. Dualistic philosophy of school. (Astik)
3) Vedaveda Vadacharya Sree Nimbarka.
His philosophy of bedabeda. Oneness and difference. The reality is one and different at the same time. To see how everything is one and different from the Supreme. (Astik)
4) Bishistadwaita Vadacharya Sree Ramanuj (coming from Lakhsmi)
His philosophy is Bishistadwaita. Everything is one but with quality. The oneness has quality. Theistic Vaisnava theology.
Our lineage is a mix of the above four.
Bali’s tropical climate has two distinct seasons: dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April). Even in the wet season in this tropical paradise it’s still likely it will be sunny for a good part of the day with short sporadic showers, especially in the evening.
Bali is generally always hot and during the wet season can be quite humid as well, so be sure to dress in light, loose, airy clothing.
The predominantly Hindu island of Bali is generally pretty relaxed and used to tourists wearing clothes with minimal coverage, but if you’re venturing to more remote areas of neighboring islands it’s a good idea to be respectful of the Muslim culture and dress modestly. When entering Balinese Temples, legs must be covered with a full-length sarong, and shoulders with either sleeves or a scarf. These items can be bought in markets all over Bali. Some establishments and ceremonies may also have dress codes requirements.
What to bring
- Hoodie or Light Jacket (If you get chilly at night)
- Pair of Pants (To wear on travel days; keeps a light pack & warmth in airports)
- Light Rain Jacket (Nice but not necessary)
- Hiking Shoes & Thongs/Flip-Flops
- Bathing Suit
- Sarong (For a cover up & beach towel)
- Ashram Appropriate Clothing (i.e. Yoga Clothing)
- An Open Heart & Mind ☺
- Small Daypack
- Mosquito Repellant
- Notebook and/or Journal/Pen
- Prescription Medication (To carry medicines into Indonesia you must have a doctor’s letter or legible doctor’s prescription (Resep doktor) clearly describing patient name, dose, frequency of dose, and the correct name of the preparation. If you are asked for a “resep” by a Customs inspector then this is what they are seeking.)
What NOT to bring
Find a list of Prohibited Items HERE. Make sure to do your homework about prescription medications. Just because some things are prescribed to you in your home country does not mean they are tolerated in Indonesia. There is a strict law prohibiting psychotropic medications so leave your Adderall, Ambien, and Ativan at home.
There’s no need to bring heels, fancy clothing & jewelry. Pack light and keep it simple; you’ll be happy you did.
Shanti Toya recommends that all guests purchase Travel Insurance to cover any loss during the duration of their trip. Click HERE for an insurance quote with World Nomads, one of the most reputable and well-known travel insurance companies.
Shanti Toya will not issue refunds, partial refunds, or cover any secondary related expenses, with no exception, including but not limited to illness, acts of God or terrorism, travel-related issues, or any other kind of emergency after the check-in.
Nearest hospital to Shanti Toya
Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Badung is the nearest hospital to Shanti Toya, and only 10-15 minutes away by car.
Address: Jalan Raya Kapal, Mangupura, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 9006812
You will be arriving into DPS: Denpasar International Airport. Click HERE to familiarize yourself with International Airport Arrival Procedures, and HERE to research the visa entry requirements for your country of residence.
Once you have moved through Immigration and Customs you will have the opportunity to use the money exchange counter, an ATM machine, or purchase a local SIM card for your phone. However, if you are new to international travel, you may feel a bit overwhelmed and wish to find your driver first, who will be waiting in the pickup line holding a sign with your name. This is completely fine too, as our drivers are more than happy to help you find these items at our regular stops upon exiting the airport.
You may also wish to have the driver stop at a market so that you can pick up any essential toiletry/snack items that you would like to have on hand for your stay at the Ashram. You will find our pickup drivers to be extremely helpful, joyful, excited to share their local insights and love for Bali with you, and will also be quite interested in hearing your story as well. They speak good English and you will find the hour commute to our Ashram a fun and engaging welcome to Bali!
The local currency is IDR Indonesian Rupiah. You can take a look at the conversion rate HERE. You may want to bring a little extra for buying clothing, art, and gifts. Foreigners will usually pay a higher price, so feel free to practice your bargaining skills, respectfully and with a smile. Just don’t push it and be aware of when the vender has reached their limit. Tipping is customary but not expected. You may wish to tip the driver to and from the airport if you were happy with the service. Something in the ballpark of IDR 50.000 would be appropriate from our location.
Payment at the Ashram
During the check-in you are welcome to use one of the following payment methods: Cash: IDR, USD, EURO
Credit card at the Ashram: +2 %
PayPal : + 4.5%
Bank transfer: no commission
Take time to learn a few quick Indonesian phrases before you come. Being able to say words like “salam” (hello), “silakan” (please), “terima kasih” (thank you), and “see you later” (sampai jumpa), will bring smiles all around.
Staying hydrated in Bali is a must; and with an estimated 3 million plastic water bottles being discarded each month, we ask that our guests please help reduce Bali’s plastic waste by refilling your personal bottle. Most restaurants will have a water filter that you can use for free or for a small fee and the Ashram will provide alkaline drinking water. Bali is in a water crisis, largely due to the high demands of tourism, so please watch your usage by conserving flushes and running water.
Try to show respect for the island by not leaving any garbage behind (including cigarette butts). Litter eventually makes its way into waterways, clogging drainage systems and into the ocean, affecting local land and marine ecosystems.
All the little garbage cans in restrooms are for used tissue, as septic systems can’t handle all the paper.
Be aware that Bali has powerful waves, strong currents, and some very sharp rocky outcroppings. Try not to swim alone unless you are absolutely certain of your safety.
Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das & Yogeśvara dāsa (2 - 16 October 2022)
after 15.00 –
3 – 16 October (Mondays to Saturdays):
6.00 – 7.00 – Japa
7.00 – 9.00 – Asana Sadhana
9.00 – 16.00 – Study break
16.00 – 17.45 – Vaisnava Shastra and Tantra
18.00 – 19.30 – Antar Sadhana
on Sundays only morning practice (6.00 -9.00)
The Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat
is program designed primarily for practitioners who already have a background of Gokul Yoga practice and are looking to move on to the next tier in their Gokul Yoga education process, however this retreat can also be taken by practitioners that are looking to move closer into this particular tradition with sincerity.
It is a dynamic and intensive program that, if approached with a receptive attitude, can help participants move forward faster in their Sadhana and understanding of Gokul Yoga. With full Asana sessions everyday as well as evening internal practice sessions, participants will be deeply absorbed in a complete Sadhana daily schedule fit for an ashram environment. Along with the previously mentioned sessions, a third session will be offered with essential topics of our Tradition and Scriptures as well as to provide a platform for bringing up questions that will surely arise as the program develops.
● Asana Sadhana
Personal practice and/or lead practices focus on internal physical alignment and energetic alignment.
● Vaisnava Sastra and Tantra
Study of Vedic scriptures and theory. Also a review session for general questions about tradition and sadhana.
● Antara Sadhana
Internal practice (pranayama and dharana/dhyana)
To receive further information, CONTACT US.
Room types and prices (per 14 nights):
• budget single room – $1,686 USD (shared bathroom, fan, shared terrace, safe box)
• budget shared twin room, per person – $1,686 USD (private bathroom, fan, 2 single beds, safe box)
• budget double room for one – $1,912 USD (private bathroom, fan, double bed, safe box)
• budget double room for two – $3,440 USD
• standard shared twin room for one- $1,838 USD (private bathroom, AC, 2 single beds, safe box)
• shared standard twin room for two- $3,624 USD
• private standard double for one- $2,038 USD (double bed, private bathroom, AC, safe box, shared terrace)
• standard double room for two- $3,624 USD
• Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat tuition
• 14-nights accommodation in one of Shanti Toya’s villas and suites;
• Quarantine (“warm up holiday”) hotel pickup
• 3 vegan meals daily
• 60 minutes Balinese massage
• 1 coconut water daily
• unlimited herbal water
Following payment plans are available:
1. Make one, full payment through Wise or international bank transfer before the end of June 2022 and receive free airport drop off
2. Pay booking deposit $500 USD, then first payment before the end of June 2022, and second payment before the end of August 2022
*Please note that a minimum payment of $1000 USD will be due on August 2022. If this payment has not been paid before 31 August 2022, the student’s place in the program will be given to someone else on the wait list. Please contact us if you need to extend any of these deadlines or if you need other payment options.
**Please note that all transaction fees must be paid by the student. For a Bank Transfers each bank has its own fees for sending money abroad (this can range from $0 – $60, depending on bank policies).
Teacher Training Cancellation Policy:
The deposit of 500 USD is non-refundable, once accepted into the Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat. In the case of an emergency situation- to be determined by the Gokul Yoga School- 75% of the total tuition may be refunded up until 1 month before the Gokul Yoga Full Immersion Retreat’s start date.